Saturday, January 25, 2014

January 25th, 2014

The Extra Point: Eliminating Football’s Most Boring Play

In 2013, NFL kickers were successful on 99.6 percent of extra point attempts. Is it time to change the rules? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell thinks it might be. But long snapper Nick Sundberg says: Not so fast.

January 25th, 2014

Fans Hedge Super Bowl Ticket Hopes On Team’s Success

At the start of the NFL season, would you have paid $50 to guarantee yourself a face-value Super Bowl ticket … but only if your favorite team made it? Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports on a ticket sales system that banks on hope.

January 25th, 2014

Super Bowl Raps Drop In Denver, Seattle

As the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks get ready to face off in the Super Bowl, Bill Littlefield takes a look at a critical aspect of that upcoming game: each team’s fan rap song.

January 25th, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist: Hockey From NY To Sochi

2014 may be the last time that the NHL allows its athletes to compete in the Olympics. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will represent Sweden, and he joins Bill to discuss ice hockey and Sochi.

January 25th, 2014

Halfpipe Skiing Headed To Sochi — Without ‘Godfather’ Simon Dumont

When halfpipe skiing makes its Olympic debut in Sochi, one of the sport’s most prominent figures won’t be competing. Bill Littlefield speaks with Simon Dumont.

January 25th, 2014

‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’: The Intersection Of Sport And Society In China

In 1971, ‘ping pong diplomacy’ introduced the United States to communist China. Nicholas Griffin, author of a book by the same name, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss how ping pong changed the world.

January 25th, 2014

News Of The Week With Charlie Pierce

Bill and Only A Game’s Charlie Pierce discuss Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s now-famous rant, the Oakland Raiderettes’ fight for a fair wage, and golfer John Daly’s new venture…as a pizza salesman.

January 25th, 2014

Letters From OAG Listeners

Only A Game listeners weigh in on everything from Clark, the Cubs new mascot, to vocab, to haiku.

January 25th, 2014

Todd Pierce: The Horse Preacher

In the Professional Bull Riders’ Built Ford Tough Series the world’s best bull riders take on the fiercest bulls. Andrea Appleton brings us the story of PBR Chaplain Todd Pierce who has been traveling with the riders for the past 13 years.

January 25th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik with the latest word on the music on this week’s show.

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